With its wood-panelled and mud-plastered walls, this is closest you get to living in a typical 'Himachali' home. The house is part of Meena Bagh, Resorts ; newly opened Himachali homes in Himachal that are committed to eco-friendly practices. Meena Bagh therefore is a good choice for eco-conscious travellers.The furniture, from the beds to the lamp-shades have all been designed in-house using 'waste' wood.The water is recycled and the house is insulated against the cold.
The guests get the entire space to themselves. This includes the spacious living room and the kitchen. The three rooms ( Room No 2-4) are connected to the living room and kitchen. Guests also have access to the courtyard which has a basketball corner and the attic which has a table tennis table and a pool table. For the duration of the stay the guests will be attended upon by a caretaker and an orderly.The outer room (Room No1) has an independent entry and its guests won't have access to the living room or the kitchen, unless the guests are part of the same group occupying Room 2-4. This room is good for a single guest or a couple. It also has a lesser room tariff. The bathrooms all have a heating option. (Kindly take the assistance in switching on any of the electrical systems from the caretaker)
The space is good for families, office-colleagues or group of friends who want their own private space. The place is good for lounging, meetings, get-togethers, reunions, partying. a) We offer upto 60 percent discount to writers, artists, journalists and anyone associated with any sort of conservation activity. b) We also give preference to travellers with pets. c) The house is gay friendly. d) We also allow married couples.
Both the resorts (Shimla and Ratnari) are a confusion of tradition and modernity. Some of the architectural elements are taken from Himachal and fused with European design elements. The overall effect however is that of a cosy rural Himachali home. All the wood work in the house, including the furniture, has either been done from recycled wood or 'waste' woodWe have an open terrace for travellers to sun in. A portion of it has been converted into a basket-ball court. The attic has a table-tennis table. The attic is a work in progress.Eco-Friendly: We are water self-sufficient and use Municipal Corporation's water only when absolutely necessary. Insulation: Keeping warm with minimum power consumption. The furniture, from the beds to the lamp-shades have all been designed in-house using 'waste' wood.
Breakfast is included in the tariff. There is also an option to do your own cooking. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas connection, a hub, utensils etc. The kitchen is stocked with spices, dal, rice, flour etc. However besides what is available, the guests will have to buy their own fresh vegetable or raw chicken/ mutton.There is a basic charge of 1200 rupees per meal for the kitchen use for a group of 6 or 8 people. For a couple, it is 750 rupees a meal. My orderlies will stand by for any help in the cooking. They can also buy the provisions for the guests from the market.
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM.
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM. I have a no noise policy. You can dance and make merry all you want in the house but the noise should not reach outdoors please. It would be great if one can keep the windows and doors closed at all times.
Once a payment is made ELT does not offer any Refund. However, some of our hosts do refund in some cases. So, for any refunds, you would need to contact the host directly. Elt doesn't offer any refund for this property on booking confirmation
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